Working with two of my creative pals, Will and Sam, I’ve launched the Cardiff Wine Passport: Summer Edition – a new way to explore the best indie bars and restaurants in Cardiff city centre.
I created the passport as a way to champion some of the brilliant independent hospitality businesses who have had such a rough ride over the last couple of years. Unlike the chain venues you’ll find in cities all over the UK, indie hospitality venues make our city centre a unique place to spend time, giving it a flavour and a personality you can’t find anywhere else!
This one-of-a-kind, forward-thinking business that goes above and beyond – not only to promote but to truly embody – sustainability in the restaurant industry. It’s hardly surprising that their innovative approach to zero-waste dining has gained international recognition and inspired other chefs and restaurants around the world.
Last year, Cardiff was awarded Silver Sustainable Food Places status – becoming the first place in Wales (and one of only six places in the UK) to achieve the prestigious accolade; the scheme is based on bronze, silver and gold achievements across six key sustainable food issues.
Now, independent businesses, third-sector organisations, and major institutions in the city centre are being urged to join in, and help Cardiff achieve Gold Sustainable Food Places status by the year 2024.
Independent, city centre restaurant Kindle Cardiff has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Award in the National Restaurant Awards, the largest annual gathering of top chefs and restaurateurs in the UK. Kindle is one of only four restaurants shortlisted in the category, and the only one from Wales.